Satheesh C B | Sunday, April 20, 2008 | 0 comments

Be sure your fire walls are keeping your always-on Internet connection
hidden from attackers. Shields UP!provides a quick confirmation.The purpose of this utility is to alert the users of any ports that have been opened through their firewalls or through their NAT routers. The utility can scan the most common file sharing ports, as well as all service ports.

Shields Up! Port Scanning!

You will want to hit the "Proceed button". You are then given a few options of what ports you would like to scan. First time users should scan their "File Sharing" and "Common Ports" first. Once those are scanned you can scan "All Service Ports". If you have a firewall program, either a software package like Zone Alarm or the Windows firewall or a built in firewall as part of your router your ports should be stealthed. And don't fret if port 113 comes upon the scan as blue and just closed and not stealthed, that's fairly common.

There is quite a bit of very detailed information on the Shields Up site that can help you protect your computer if you have open ports. Read the information in your custom report and then you will have a better idea of what if anything you need to do to help protect your computer and yourself. Good Luck and many safe journeys on the internet.

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